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Transportation Options: Carsharing

Seattle has a lot of options to get around including walking, biking, transit, driving and carsharing.

Carsharing provides on-site, on-demand access to a vehicle. Carshare systems are designed for round-trip and one-way use depending on the service provider and location, with users paying an annual membership fee and a fee for the hours rented or distance traveled.


Seattle-based ReachNow launched in April and recently added 180 cars to its Seattle fleet. ReachNow also recently announced it’s lowering the age requirement for drivers from 21 to 18.14525013057_970803ac75_k

Seattle is Car2Go’s largest U.S. market, and the service has 750 cars in the city. Car2Go launched in Seattle in 2012.


Zipcar is now offering 100 cars in their 500 car fleet that can be used for one-way trips.

All told, there are a lot of new options and services available to commuters to complete the “first and last mile” of a transit commute – the beginning or end of an individual trip made primarily by public transportation.

As carshare services become more available, they’ll increasingly complement transit service as a “first-mile/last-mile” solution and continue to give commuters new options for mobility.

For more transportation options to get around town, go here.